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Dressing up

ESA Top News - Wed, 31/05/2017 - 17:36

Operations image of the week: ESA's satellite control centre dresses up for its 50th anniversary.

Watch return to Earth

ESA Top News - Wed, 31/05/2017 - 13:05

ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet and Russian commander Oleg Novitsky are coming home after six months in space on Friday – watch live

NGC 4565: Galaxy on Edge

APOD - Tue, 30/05/2017 - 16:00

Is our Galaxy this thin? Is our Galaxy this thin?


Approaching Jupiter

APOD - Mon, 29/05/2017 - 14:00

What would it look like to approach Jupiter? What would it look like to approach Jupiter?


Sci-fi meets sci-fact

ESA Top News - Mon, 29/05/2017 - 13:05

Space Science Image of the Week: Find out what this stormtrooper has to do with space science at ESA, and what we’re doing at a sci-fi convention this weekend

New eyes

ESA Top News - Sun, 28/05/2017 - 18:57

Thomas Pesquet reflects on living in space for six months and voyages of discovery and exploration

A Zodiacal Sky over Horseshoe Bend

APOD - Sun, 28/05/2017 - 12:00

What's causing the unusual ray of white light extending upward from the central horizon? What's causing the unusual ray of white light extending upward from the central horizon?


In the Center of the Lagoon Nebula

APOD - Sat, 27/05/2017 - 10:00

The center of the Lagoon Nebula is a The center of the Lagoon Nebula is a


Week In Images

ESA Top News - Fri, 26/05/2017 - 14:00

Our week through the lens:
22-26 May 2017

Russian wildfires

ESA Top News - Fri, 26/05/2017 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: wildfires in the boreal forests of eastern Russia, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

A View Toward M101

APOD - Fri, 26/05/2017 - 08:00

Big, beautiful spiral galaxy M101 is one of the last Big, beautiful spiral galaxy M101 is one of the last


Earth from Space

ESA Top News - Thu, 25/05/2017 - 13:00

Join us Friday, 26 May, at 10:00 CEST for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme

Wolf Lundmark Melotte

APOD - Thu, 25/05/2017 - 06:00

Named for the three astronomers instrumental in its discovery and Named for the three astronomers instrumental in its discovery and


Simeis 147: Supernova Remnant

APOD - Wed, 24/05/2017 - 17:00

It's easy to get lost following intricate filaments in this It's easy to get lost following intricate filaments in this


Schiaparelli landing investigation completed

ESA Top News - Wed, 24/05/2017 - 14:00

The inquiry into the crash-landing of the ExoMars Schiaparelli module has concluded that conflicting information in the onboard computer caused the descent sequence to end prematurely.

Mirror, mirror

ESA Top News - Wed, 24/05/2017 - 12:51

Technology image of the week: a lightweight, silicon carbide mirror for space, under thermal vacuum–testing

Sentinel-2 captures coral bleaching of Great Barrier Reef

ESA Top News - Wed, 24/05/2017 - 12:30

Scientists observed the bleaching of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef early this year using satellite images. While capturing these events from space has been difficult in the past, Sentinel-2’s frequent revisits and its resolution makes it possible.

Dedicated control

ESA Top News - Wed, 24/05/2017 - 12:20

Operations image of the week: In 1983, teams at ESA’s operations centre concentrated on flying Exosat, Europe’s first X-ray observatory satellite and one of the first with an on board computer

Galaxy Group Hickson 90

APOD - Tue, 23/05/2017 - 15:00

Scanning the skies for galaxies, Canadian astronomer Scanning the skies for galaxies, Canadian astronomer


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